Number your paper, 1-6. You have 7 minutes. “ tormenter of their days ” (331-332) “ …sorrow heaped at his door ” (58) “ Hate had triumphed ” (58) “ death was my errand and the fate they had earned ” (158) “ agony hung on king and people alike ” (106-107)
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Number your paper, 1-6. You have 7 minutes.
What is your definition of a hero? What makes someone a hero in your eyes? Provide modern day examples and be prepared to explain.
The Heroic Archetype
A pattern that is followed by all or nearly all things of the same kind is called an archetype-Greek word for “model”. (Ex: “femme fatale”/seductress, “guide”, “healer”, “lover”)
The hero is a theme in all media-songs, video games, literature, etc. Heroes in all cultures share a pattern that is predictable and recognizable.
1.) Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”
A.) In what way is this true? B.) Provide a real life example.
2.) Robert Louis Stevenson said, “The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat. “
A.) How is this similar to Emerson’s idea?
To be turned in on a separate sheet:
A.) What is this video’s definition of a hero? How do you know? What images do you see that exemplify this definition?
B.) What images/ “modern day examples” are missing?
Look up OR write your own text (song, poem, book, blog post, etc) and highlight at least three types of figurative language. After identifying each type, tell what type it is and how it is effective (How does this add to the meaning of the text?). For example, we looked at and explained metaphors, personification and imagery in song lyrics and explained how each gave the lyrics power. DUE TOMORROW!
An epic is a long poem, typically passed down from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of a hero over an extended period of time
Just as heroes follow a pattern of characteristics, so does an epic.